'Hunger Games' Victory Rings Hollow for Katniss in Clip

'Your job is to be a distraction,' Haymitch Abernathy tells her

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.' Credit: Murray Close

Whatever Katniss Everdeen thought her victory meant in The Hunger Games, she's finding out she was mistaken in a brief new clip from the upcoming sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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As Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, pleads for help from previous victor Haymitch Abernathy (played by Woody Harrelson), he has some bracing words for the novice winner and her would-be beau, Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson). "You never get off this train," Abernathy says. "You two are mentors now. Your job is to be a distraction so people forget about what the real problems are."

The real problems will get plenty of attention when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in theaters on November 22nd. The first film, which Peter Travers said "radiates a hot, jumpy energy that's irresistible," has grossed more than $680 million worldwide since it opened in March 2012.